I Cross My Heart – George Strait

I’ve watched the DVD Pure Country a few times already but each time I do, I fall in love with this song all over again.

Our love is unconditional
We knew it from the start
I can see it in your eyes
You can feel it from my heart>from here on after
Lets stay the way we are right now
And share all the love and laughter
That a lifetime will allow

Chorus:
I cross my heart
And promise to
Give all Ive got to give
To make all your dreams come true
In all the world
Youll never find
A love as true as mine

You will always be the miracle
That makes my life complete
And as long as theres still breath in me
Ill make yours just as sweet
As we look into the future
Its as far as we can see
So lets make each tomorrow
Be the best that it can be

Chorus

And if along the way we find a day
It starts to storm
Youve got the promise of my love
To keep you warm

TTSH A & E 28 April 2007

Spent 7+ hours there…..overall I would say what an experience!

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I received a call at approximately 4:15pm from a family member who was in excruciating pain and on the way to Tan Tock Seng Hospital after being bitten by a 6.5 inch centipede on the foot. Having just woken up after a post night shift slumber, I wondered initially if I had dreamt it up. But after a shower it was apparent that it actually happened and so I rushed out of the house and made my way to the hospital.

After being cleared at the screening station ( for SARS ), I was tagged and pointed to follow the blue footprints on the floor heading towards the A & E observation room. I was then told that we had to stay till 9pm to see if there was an allergic reaction to the venom.

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I am very impressed with the patience and care provided by majority of the nurses there. They have quite alot to put up with and on a daily basis. But what disturbed me, was seeing old people on their own with no young family member in sight to help or keep them company. In fact a 78 year old lady beside us was quite distraught, she was pleading with the nurse to inform the doctor that she would rather be admitted. She went on to say that she had no one who could come fetch her home, furthermore she was feeling lightheaded and her legs were weak. The nurse told her that the doctor would be in much later to check on her, and that she shouldn’t worry too much but get some rest first. A few hours later she called out to me for help, she informed me that the neighbour had helped call an ambulance for her and in her anxiety she grabbed the wrong handbag without any money in it. She was worried that if she had to make it home on her own, then she didn’t even have cab fare. Her daughter whom she was staying with was recovering from cancer treatment whilst her son was in Batam. No one else was available to help. I didn’t bring have much cash on me so I asked her where she stayed, and she told me Ang Mo Kio, I then gave her $10 for cab fare of which she was very grateful. She kept on thanking me, so I told her not to worry about it and that she should just rest and take it easy. I glanced at her chart and saw that she was only going to be checked on by the doctor at 10pm so I gave her another $4 in case there was midnight charge etc. cannot help but wonder if I should have given her more. After all everything else could be settled by Nets or Credit card.

Then about an hour later I overheard another old and bent over 87 year old lady requesting for the security personnel to help look for her husband, who was probably worried and seated outside somewhere. He shrugged and asked her to inform the nurses to make an announcement instead. She then asked one of the cleaners for help, moments later a bow legged old man shuffled in looking teary eyed and worried. My heart just sank when I saw them together exchanging anxious glances. Later on we overheard, she had to be admitted for at least a night as her blood work did not look good. She told husband not to worry and to head on home as it was getting late. Maybe I am a wimp, but my tears just welled up.

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The swelling on my family member’s foot subsided and we were allowed to be discharged at approximately 10:45pm about an hour and forty five minutes overdue as the doctor had an emergency to attend to. By the time we got home, it was past midnight.

I Said A Prayer For You Today

By Frank J. Zamboni

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart
Although he spoke no word!

I didn’t ask for wealth or fame
(I knew you wouldn’t mind).
I asked him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind!

I asked that he be near you
At the start of each new day;
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way!

I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small.
But it was for his loving care
I prayed the most of all!

I SURVIVED THE VERTICAL MARATHON 2007 Apr 25

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*Dances A Jig* ” I did it!…I did it…Woo Hoo!Well for those who have done it before, I guess it is no big deal. But for me…it was! No prior training, totally unprepared, and not knowing what to expect was driving me nuts! I actually began visualising myself as King Kong trudging up the staircase and falling off…hee heeI was persuaded by my colleague to take part and since I needed a major distraction from what was troubling me, I thought I’d give it a shot.

Venue : Millenia Towers
Time : 1745hrs Registration
Floors : 42

I changed and made my way to the registration booth at approximately 1730hrs, and was amazed to see about 80-100 participants for both the relay and individual events. Why was I even informed that there was a relay event? At least that would have been so much easier as it was a group effort. Each of the four members was only required to complete 10 to 11 floors each.

The most frustrating thing was the wait, we had to wait for the relay teams to complete their event first, then the female individuals and only then it would be our turn. By the time we started it was already close to 7pm.

I don’t have the official timing yet, but I reckon I finished all 42 floors within 15mins or less
Will edit the official timing as soon as I get it.

YAY!
*Big Bear Huggies* To all those who encouraged me, especially Melissa whom spurred me on!

My Official Timing Taken To Complete the Event 10mins 28 secs. *Proud Smile*

Spend My Time – Clint Black

How can we know how far,
The long way can be?
Looking from where we are,
It never seemed that long to me.
I’ve many miles behind me,
Maybe not so much ahead.
It seems I made good time,
With the directions I misread.

So I’m gonna spend my time,
Like it’s going out of style.
I’m moving the bottom line,
Farther than a country mile.
I still have hills to climb,
Before I hit that wall.
No matter how much time I buy,
I can never spend it all.

Funny thing, that time:
We’re always running out.
I’m always losing mine,
There’s not enough of it about.
An’ though it’s always here,
It will always come and go.
The days become the years,
That’ll be gone before you know.

So I’m gonna spend my time,
Like it’s going out of style.
I’m moving the bottom line,
Better than a country mile.
I still have hills to climb,
Before I hit that wall.
I won’t go quietly into that dark night.
There’ll be no more burnin’ daylight.
I’ll be living in,
Every moment that I’m in.

Oh,I’m gonna spend my time,
Like it’s going out of style.
I’ll only use what’s mine,
I’ve been savin’ for a while.
I still have hills to climb,
Before I hit that wall.

No matter how much time I buy,
I can never spend it all.
No matter how much time we buy,
We can never spend it all.

I’m gonna spend my time.
I’m gonna spend my time.

I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachan

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad
How clearly I first saw you smilin’ in the sun
Wanna feel your warmth upon me, I wanna be the one

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so tired but I can’t sleep
Standin’ on the edge of something much too deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard

But I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I’m so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
Clinging to a past that doesn’t let me choose
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don’t let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Weep not for the memories

Sorrow Came For A Visit Today

I knew that day was drawing near, and yet with every living fibre in me I had fought it back. I spent days & nights swimming upstream trying to reach the warm bank. But the current was too strong. Every time I thought I had made it, I was swept away once again. Exhaustion and sleep deprivation forced my decision. It was either surrender or drown! Little did I realize the latter would be the outcome regardless. I have not experienced such agony in a very very long while, and hence have no memory on how to overcome it. This is the price I pay……

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